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Making Canvas Tarps out of Kleenex

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  • Member since
    February 2018
Making Canvas Tarps out of Kleenex
Posted by milwaukeejohn on Sunday, October 7, 2018 10:03 PM

I am not sure if this is the correct forum to ask this question, but I thought I would give it a shot.  My apologies if it is not germane to this forum.

I want to make a realistic, folded canvas top for a 1/72 scale Opel Blitz truck.

I’ve seen several decent online tutorials on how to make realistic scale canvas using water, white glue, and Kleenex. However, I am not thrilled with the results I got, but I am not throwing in the towel just yet. 

Does anyone out there have any personal tips for me on how to best do this?  How about links to online videos and/or how-to articles or guides that best explain this?

As always, thank you for helping me!  I look forward to your replies.


  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Monday, October 8, 2018 2:00 AM

I use spectacle cleaning cloths. I just drape it over the shape, wait a day or two for it to dry, trim if needed and paint with the colour, gloss or matt of your choice.

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, October 8, 2018 8:53 AM

The Techniques forum, down in the Tools Techniques and Reference Materials section, may be another good place to ask this question.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota


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